October 3 in Tampa Bay baseball:
- The Devil Rays and Tropicana Dole Beverages announced a $13 million agreement to rename the ThunderDome as Tropicana Field.
- Vaughn, Rick; Maraniss, Andrew; Matasich, Steve et al., eds (1998). Tampa Bay Devil Rays 1998 Information Guide. St. Petersburg, FL: Tampa Bay Devil Rays Public Relations Office. p. 222.